Zoom Like a Pro With These 37 Shortcut Keys

Iniobong Udoh

7 months ago

The year 2020 has been called the virtual reality year, web conferencing apps have made this possible and Zoom is one of those apps that has been accepted by a wide number of people.

In just four months, Zoom went from 10 million last December to 200 million,  a lot of Individuals, Large organizations and companies are having their conferences on Zoom and you may be wondering why the sudden surge in the number of  Zoom users and this because Zoom has amazing user-friendly features like; an easy to use interface, virtual background, screen recording, screen sharing, etc. and to top it, Zoom offers a handful of keyboard shortcuts to help navigate users without stress.

In this article, we will be sharing 37 Zoom keyboard shortcuts that will make your next Zoom meeting a productive one through speeding up your work.

37 Available Keyboard Shortcuts For Zoom

  1. F6: Navigate among Zoom popup windows.
  2. Ctrl+Alt+Shift: Move focus to Zoom’s meeting controls
  3. PageUp: View previous 25 video stream in gallery view
  4. PageDown: View next 25 video stream in gallery view
  5. Alt: Turn on/off the option Always show meeting control toolbar in Accessibility Settings
  6. Alt+F1: Switch to active speaker view in video meeting
  7. Alt+F2: Switch to gallery video view in video meeting
  8. Alt+F4: Close the current window
  9. Alt+V: Start/Stop Video
  10. Alt+A: Mute/unmute audio
  11. Alt+M: Mute/unmute audio for everyone except host Note: For the meeting host only
  12. Alt+S: Launch share screen window and stop screen share Note: Will only work when meeting control toolbar has focus
  13. Alt+Shift+S: Start/stop new screen share Note: Will only work when meeting control toolbar has focus
  14. Alt+T: Pause or resume screen share Note: Will only work when meeting control toolbar has focus
  15. Alt+R: Start/stop local recording
  16. Alt+C: Start/stop cloud recording
  17. Alt+P: Pause or resume recording
  18. Alt+N: Switch camera
  19. Alt+F: Enter or exit fullscreen
  20. Alt+H: Display/hide In-Meeting Chat panel
  21. Alt+U: Display/hide Participants panel
  22. Alt+I: Open Invite window
  23. Alt+Y: Raise/lower hand
  24. Alt+Shift+R: Gain Remote Control
  25. Alt+Shift+G: Stop Remote Control
  26. Ctrl+2: Read active speaker name
  27. Ctrl+Alt+Shift+H: Show/Hide floating meeting controls
  28. Alt+Shift+T: Screenshot
  29. Alt+L: Switch to Portrait/Landscape View
  30. Ctrl+W: Close current chat session
  31. Ctrl+Up: Go to previous chat
  32. Ctrl+Down: Go to next chat
  33. Ctrl+T: Jump to chat with someone
  34. Ctrl+F: Search
  35. Ctrl+Tab: Move to the next tab (right)
  36. Ctrl+Shift+Tab: Move to the previous tab (left)


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Written By:

Iniobong Udoh

Founder, Tech Skills Hack, Google certified Android developer, Tech Clarity Coach, Technical Writer and a seeker of undiluted knowledge.
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